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Publication

 

Meng Qu, Carolin Funck (2021), Rural art festival revitalizing a Japanese declining tourism island, Nancy Duxbery Eds, Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development (Re)articulations in Tourism Contexts, Routledge P. 51-68, DOI: 10.4324/9780367201777-6

Meng Qu (2021), Book Review: Responsible Rural Tourism in Asia, Tourism Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2021.1878270

Meng Qu, Tom Miyagawa Coulton & Carolin Funck (2020), Gaps and Limitations - Contrasting Attitudes to Newcomers and Their Role in a Japanese Island Community, Bulletin of the Hiroshima University Museum 12, P. 31-46, DOI: 10.15027/50631

Meng Qu, Joseph M. Cheer (2020), Community art festivals and sustainable rural revitalisation. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, special issue of event and sustainability, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1856858

Meng Qu, A. D. McCormick & Carolin Funck (2020), Community resourcefulness and partnerships in rural tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, special issue of partnership and SDGs, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1849233

 

Meng Qu (2020). Teshima - from Island Art to the Art Island. Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 14(2), 250–265. https://doi.org/10.21463/shima.14.2.16

Meng Qu (2019), Book Review: Ten Innovative Ideas of Land Art Festival: How to Revitalize the Community by Japanese Rural Art Festival [大地艺术节的十个创新思想:日本乡村艺术节如何振兴社区?], Public Art,No.2, ISSN: 1674-7038, P.106-109 (Chinese)

 Meng Qu (2019), "After the Intervention of Art in the Countryside - Study of Setouchi Triennale" [艺术介入乡村之后 ——“濑户内三年展”在地研究], Interviewed by the "Contemporary Artist" magazine, ISSN: 1005-3255, vol.1, 2019. p.12-15 (Chinese)

Simona Zollet, Meng Qu (2019), The Role of Domestic In-migrants for the Revitalization of Marginal Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. MIRRA (Migration in Remote and Rural Areas) Research and Policy Briefs Series.

Meng Qu (2019), Art Interventions on Japanese Islands: The Promise and Pitfalls of Artistic Interpretations of Community. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 14 (3): 19-38. doi:10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v14i03/19-38.

Meng Qu (2019), Book Review: Conflicts, religion and culture in tourism, Tourism Geographies, 21:3, 556-558, ISSN: 1461-6688, DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2019.1583274

Meng Qu (2018), Regional Revitalization or Art Festival Tourism? Community field work research notes among 2015-2018 Setouchi International Art Festival [地域复兴还是艺术节观光? 2015-2018年濑户内三年展社区田野调查手记], "Public Art", No.5, 2018, ISSN: 1674-7038, P.64-73 (Chinese)

Simona Zollet, Meng Qu (2018), Organic Farming and Agricultural Landscape Preservation for the Sustainable Development of Uttarakhand Mountain Villages, Journal of Urban and Regional Studies on Contemporary India 4(2): p. 41-53 

Meng Qu (2017), Sustainable Development Research on Contemporary Art Intervening in Village Regional Regeneration, "Public Art", No.2, ISSN: 1674-7038, P.72-81

Meng Qu (2017), The Aesthetic Experience of Augmented Reality Art. In J. J. Arango, A. Burbano, F. C. Londoño, & G. M. Mejía (Eds.), ISEA2017 Manizales BIO-CREATION AND PEACE (pp. 79–86). Manizales: Department of Visual Design, Universidad de Caldas, and ISEA International. ISBN: 978-958-759-161-3.

Meng Qu (2016), Sustainable Development Research on Contemporary Art Intervening in Village Regional Regeneration [当代艺术节介入乡村地域再生的可持续发展研究], "Public Art", No.5, ISSN: 1674-7038, P.38-45 (Chinese)

Reviewer

 

2021, The Japanese Society for Geographical Sciences, Special Issue on Tourism Transformations: Resilient Islands and Revitalized Communities

2020, Book reviewer of “Island Festivals and Tourism”, University of West Indies Press

 

2018-2019, The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts

Research Project

 

2016-2021, Setouchi Triennale’s Socially-engaged Art Festival Tourism and Revitalization on Declining Island Communities

2019-2020, Community-engaged Shiosai Art Festival, Rural Revitalization and Sustainable Development

2019-2021, The Role of Creative Domestic In-migrants for the Revitalization of Marginal Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan

2018-2019, Revitalizing Island Communities: Focus on I-turn Immigrates, Taoyaka On-site team project, Osakishimojima island, Japan

2017, "Organic Farming and Agricultural Landscape Preservation" fieldwork and onsite training, Khurpatal village, Uttarakhand, India

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Presentation

2021, “Rural art tourism revitalization and creative social resilience under Covid impact”, One World Seminar (OWH) Session 03: tourism and pandemics in world heritage sites [Webinar]

2020, "The Influence of Setouchi Triennale's Rural Art Festival Tourism on the Revitalization of Shrinking Islands in the Seto Inland Sea", The inaugural colloquium of the IFoU (International Forum on Urbanism) Young Ambassador - 'The Transforming Urban-Rural Spaces: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' [Webinar]

2020, “What is ‘Revitalization’? Differing Interpretations by Island Festival Stakeholders”, 2nd International Conference of Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific, Wakayama University, Japan

2019, "The Changes of Small-scale Tourism Businesses on Islands after the Setouchi Triennale" (Poster), The 27th Seto Inland Sea Research Forum in Hiroshima Sustainable Development Goals in the Seto Inland Sea Collaboration between Satomizu and Satoumi for (SDGs), Seto Inland Sea Research Conference, Hiroshima

2019, "Seto Inland Sea, Japan - Case Study from Meigijima and Ogijima islands", ISIC 15: “Island Festivals and Music Tourism”, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

2019, "'Newcomers that the community wants' versus 'outsiders that the community possibly attracts' - social practice research in the Mitarai island community, Seto Inland Sea", Geography Science Spring Conference 2019, Hiroshima University, Japan

2019, "Role of creative in-migrants in the revitalization of small island communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan", AAG (American Association of Geographers)  2019 conference, Washington DC, USA

Organized Session: Rural development in disadvantaged rural communities through agriculture and tourism: challenges and opportunities

 

2018, “Bottom-up Development of New Local Tourism Businesses under the Influence of Setouchi International Art Festival - Comparative Study of Teshima and Shodoshima Islands, Japan”, IGU Regional Conference – CAG Annual Meeting – NCGE Annual Conference, Québec City Conference Centre, Québec city, Canada

 

2018, “The Influence of Setouchi International Art Festival and Rural Triennale Tourism on the Revitalization of Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan - Case Study of Teshima”, Tourism Geographies conference, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Québec, Canada

 

2018, “Influence of Setouchi Triennale's Contemporary Art Interventions on the Revitalization of Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan (Case studies from Teshima and Inujima)”, the 13th International Conference on The Arts in Society, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada

 

2018, “The Setouchi International Art Festival's Triennale Tourism Influences on the Revitalization of Shodoshima - Focus on Both Top-down and Bottom-up Local and Non- Local Participation Aspects”, on The Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA) 2018, Hiroshima, Japan

2017, “Influence of Setouchi Triennale's contemporary art interventions on the revitalization of island communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan: Case study from Shodoshima“, on Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal 

 

2017, "The Aesthetic Experience of Augmented Reality Art", on the 32rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2017 - XVI 16th International Image Festival, Colombia

 

2015, "A discussion about Process Philosophy and AR art form transformation from Work to Event”, the 4th conference of Japan-Korea joint international culture on art studies, “The Theory and Reality of Convergence in Arts”, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

 

2014, "The Aesthetic Experiences of AR art”, the 2nd conference of Korea-Japan joint international culture on art studies, “Art-Culture-Creativity  and Interdisciplinary Research”, Hiroshima University, Japan

 

2014, "The Aesthetic Experiences of Augmented Space”, The 7th International Conference of Eastern Aesthetics, “East Asian Art Culture in the Era of Globalization”, Yeungnam University, Korea

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Organized Conference Panel/Session

2020, (Panel Chair) - Art in the Periphery: Successes and Challenges of Art and Cultural Tourism-Based Revitalization Initiatives in Rural Communities, 2nd International Conference of Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific, Wakayama University, Japan

    Part I: Social Art and Placemaking (Discussant: Solène Prince)

        1. Gunhild Borggreen – Returning the Gaze: Art Projects as Reflections of Intrusion

        2. Yao (Nancy) Ji – (PhD student, Keio University) The evolving role of architecture in Japans post growth revitalization

        3. Almira Astudillo GIlles – Art for our sake: Cultural iden􏰀ty at the BenCab Museum.

    Part II: Art Festivals and Revitalization (Discussant: Carolin Funck)

        1. Misuzu Toba – The Impact of “Traditional” Events on Tradition and Communities in Japan

        2. Eimi Tagore-Erwin – Large-Scale Art Festivals in Japan: Fueling Revitalization and Tourism

        3. Shiu Hong Simon – Volunteering in Art Festivals of Rural Japan: An Anthropological Perspective

        4. Meng Qu – What is “Revitalization”? Differing Interpretations by Island Festival Stakeholders

    Part III: Art Islands and Creative Landscapes (Discussant: Susanne Klien)

        1. Solène Prince – Artist Networks on a Small Island: Creativity and Networking on Bornholm, Denmark

        2. Simona Zollet, Meng Qu – Lifestyle migrants for the Revitalization of Marginal Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan

        3. A. D. McCormick – Finding a Creative Class on the Art Island

        4. Yachen He – Art Tourism and Shifting Cultural Landscapes in a Small Japanese Island Community

2019, (Panel Chair) - Rural development in disadvantaged rural communities through agriculture and tourism: challenges and opportunities, AAG (American Association of Geographers)  2019 conference, Washington DC, USA

        1. Meng Qu, Simona Zollet – Role of creative in-migrants in the revitalization of small island communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan

        2. Simona Zollet – Newcomer organic farmers and the ‘new rurality’: multifunctional rural development pathways in the Italian Alps

        3. Su Guandong – Farmland Abandonment and Agriculture Characteristics in Japan: Regional Differences and Prospects

        4. Nguyen Hoang – Tourism and poverty: Perspectives and experiences of local residents in Cu Lao Cham MPA, Vietnam 

        5. Yachen He – Art intervention in the depopulated island community of Teshima: conflicts between local culture and art development

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Guest Lectures, Invited Talks and Workshops

2021, "Art and Rural Revitalization", South China Normal University [Webinar]

2020, "Sustainable art, sustainable festival, and sustainable island revitalization", The art of coping - art practice, resilience and the limits of creativity [Webinar]

2020, "Revitalizing the Setouchi Triennale (ST) among Different Participating Island Communities: a comparative study from 2015 to 2020", Trans-kathon & National Taiwan University [Webinar]

2020, “The Future of Diversity”, The 5th Cross-cultural Forum, Takeda Junior High School, Hachihonmatsu Regional Center, Japan

2018, “Who’s art festival is it?”, the Early Spring Study Tour, Shanghai, China

2018, “Public art intervention and community revitalization in disadvantaged areas of rural Japan”, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

2018, “Influence of Setouchi Triennale's Art Interventions on the Revitalization of Teshima Islands”, the Sustainable tourism development and planning field school on the Great Ocean Road, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2018, "Art intervention and community revitalization", College of Social Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

2017, “Are you asking good questions?" workshop, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Japan

2016, “Fengshui and Geography”, The 2nd Cross-cultural Forum, Takeda Junior High School, Higashihiroshima, Japan

2013, “Augmented Future", BarCamp 2013, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China

2012, "Future Story", IFcity, Digital Media Interaction Design Lab of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Teaching Experience

 

Undergraduate Courses

  • Rural Revitalization 2021

  • Tourism Studies - Creative Tourism in Rural Japan 2021

  • Seminar on Field Research for Area Studies 2019 (mixed research methods design)

  • Japanese Tourism 2019 (art tourism)

  • Regional Geography of Seto Inland Sea 2020 (art island, urban-rural in-migrants)

  • Academic Presentation and Infographic Design 2017-2021

  • Aikido 2020-2021

 

Graduate Courses

  • Sustainable Tourism Development 2017-2020

  • Academic Presentation Skill Advance Course 2017-2020

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Awards, Grant, Scholarship​​

2020-2021, Hiroshima University Graduate School Leader Program Excellent Scholarship

2020-2021, JASSO International Student Scholarship

2020, Hiroshima University Graduate School Leader Program Excellent Scholarship

2020, Graduate Student Paper Award, the 2nd International Conference of Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific, Wakayama University, Japan

2020, Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship

2016-2020, Hiroshima University Taoyaka Program for Leading Graduate Schools Grant

2016, JASSO International Student Scholarship